In this week’s show, I pull back the covers for an intimate look at female sexual frigidity.
I’ll be talking with renowned author, Cris Mazza, whose poignant memoir tells the story of a girl who didn't feel the sexual awakenings she knew she was supposed to feel, and about the boy who loved her nonetheless. Thirty years later Cris Mazza went back to find that boy, now a man, only to discover that he’d never stopped yearning for her. Sadly, in an attempt to cauterize his feelings for her, he’d sealed himself into an abusive marriage.
Ultimately, Cris’ story is a love story that describes her reconnection with her childhood love, the man who never stopped loving her, frigidity and all.
Join me to hear Cris’ fascinating and heartfelt story.
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SOMETHING WRONG WITH HER
SOMETHING WRONG WITH HER, by renowned author Cris Mazza, is a memoir about anorgasmia – the inability to have an orgasm. Research suggests that at least 75% of women cannot reach orgasms through vaginal intercourse, and upwards of 15% are completely anorgasmic. The surplus of contemporary sexual memoirs would have us believe otherwise.
SOMETHING WRONG WITH HER is NOT a book about overcoming anorgasmia. Rather, it is a poignant memoir about a girl who didn’t feel the sexual awakenings she knew she was supposed to feel, and about the boy who loved her nonetheless. Thirty years later Cris Mazza went back to find that boy, now a man, only to discover that he’d never stopped yearning for her. Sadly, in an attempt cauterize his feelings for her, he’d sealed himself into an abusive marriage.
SOMETHING WRONG WITH HER is an astonishing real-time testimony of a couple’s reconnection, and their candid wrestling with 30-year-old memories, questions and regrets.
CRIS MAZZA’s seventeen books include Various Men Who Knew Us as Girls, Waterbaby, Trickle-Down Timeline, and Is It Sexual Harassment Yet? Her first novel, How to Leave a Country, won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award for book-length fiction. Mazza has co-edited three anthologies, including Men Undressed: Women Writers on the Male Sexual Experience. In addition to fiction, Mazza has authored collection of personal essays, Indigenous: Growing Up Californian. Currently living 50 miles west of Chicago, she isa professor in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.